Penguins are cute and cuddly and perfect to introduce your little toddler too if you’re teaching him about animals and birds. And what could be a better way to do that than to try a simple yet interesting penguin craft activity with him?
With a few supplies, you can try this easy activity at home, and get your little one inspired to learn more about these birds.
So what are you waiting for- read on and get started!
Just like most other craft activities here on Craft Play Learn, this one too, needs minimal effort and supplies.
Supplies Needed For This Paper Penguin Craft Idea
How To Make A Paper Penguin Craft
Download and print out the template. You may print the template onto the suggested colors of paper or use the template as a stencil and trace it onto paper. You can even print onto white paper and color the template in!
Cut the template out. Assemble the craft and secure with glue.
Cut 2 inch wide strips of paper. Create an accordion fold in the paper going back and forth long ways. Glue the accordion arms and legs onto your assembled character.
Your craft is finished!
These would make amazing bulletin board crafts. Just picture all of the cute characters hanging around together! Have fun with these. Customize them with colors you’d like. The possibilities are limitless!
Download Your Free Penguin Template Here!
Fun Facts About Penguins
Got your kid interested in this penguin craft activity? Also introduce him to these amazing facts along with it to make the most of the process.
- Penguins are flightless birds. They spend most of their time in water.
- Their wings are more like flippers, which makes them excellent at swimming.
- Penguins mostly eat fish, and sometimes squids and octopuses too.
- Some penguins can sleep even when they are standing.
- Penguins have excellent eyesight and hearing abilities.
- Penguins drink saltwater.
- Baby penguins are not black and white, but actually brown and fluffy.
And as promised, here’s a quick download link for you to grab the penguin template and get started on this fun filled craft activity.
And if your little one loved this fun activity, and you’re on the hunt for some more similar ones, I’ve got that sorted for you too! Just use the quick links below.
- If you want to know how to make apple pie filling with fresh apples then here is the recipe for you!
- Begin by chopping and coring your apples.
- Add your apples to the bottom of your Instant Pot.
- Combine all ingredients in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
- Close lid and set for a manual high-pressure cooking time of 1 minute. Do a quick pressure release when the cooking time has finished.
- Remove the lid, and stir the apples.
- In a small bowl, combine about ½ cup of liquid from the apples with the cornstarch.
- Stir together until the cornstarch has completely dissolved.
- Here is an image of what the dissolved cornstarch should look like.
- Turn the pressure cooker on to saute mode and stir in the cornstarch liquid mixture.
- Let cook while stirring on and off. The apple pie filling should thicken in 1-2 minutes.
- Turn the Instant Pot off and ladle the apple pie filling into a quart-sized jar or storage container.
- Cool on the counter and then refrigerate for 2-3 days or freeze for 2-3 months.
- Makes 1 quart. Enjoy and please do let me know what you choose to cook with your apple pie filling!
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